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Adversity-related injury in adolescence is associated with increased risk of suicide, alcohol and drug-related deaths in the decade following admission
  1. Amanda Jane Friend1,2
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  2. 2 School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda Jane Friend, Department of Paediatrics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK; amanda.friend{at}

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Study design

Design:  Retrospective cohort study.

Study question

Setting: National Health Service hospitals in England.

Patients: 333 009 adolescents admitted following injury between 1 April 1997 and 31 March 2012.

Exposure: Adversity-related injury (defined as self-inflicted, drug related, alcohol related or violent injury) versus accident-related injury.

Outcomes: Risk and causes of death.

Follow-up period: Up to 10 years following initial admission.

Patient follow-up: Ascertained from Hospital Episode Statistics.

Main results

Relative risk of death from various causes in the 10 years following initial admission was calculated for various …

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  • Contributors The abstract and commentary were both written by AJF in full.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.